Liquor Control Board to hold forums to solicit public input on I-502

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Liquor Control Board will hold six evening public forums across Washington regarding the implementation of Initiative 502. The forums are an opportunity for interested citizens to meet WSLCB staff involved in implementation, be updated on implementation and to provide input to the Board for it to consider as it develops rules.

“Clearly there is passion about what Washington’s system of legal marijuana will look like when fully implemented,” said Board Chair Sharon Foster. “This is an opportunity for the public to meet the Board and staff involved in implementation, learn about our role in implementation, and to provide testimony. We appreciate the cooperation of the Association of Washington Cities for their help in arranging these forums.”


  • 1/22: WSLCB Headquarters, Conference Room 201
    3000 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
  • 1/24: Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
    600 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
  • 02/7: Clark College, Vancouver, Foster Auditorium
    1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663
  • 02/12: Spokane City Hall, Council Chambers
    808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201
  • 02/19: Skagit Valley College, Mt. Vernon, Theater
    2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
  • 02/21: Yakima City Hall, Council Chambers
    129 North Second St, Yakima, WA 98901


  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Open house with Board and staff
  • 7:00 – 7:05 p.m. Board welcome
  • 7:05 – 7:20 p.m. Overview of Board’s role in implementation and timeline
  • 7:20 – 10:00 p.m. Public testimony


Additional information regarding the implementation of I-502 -- including a fact sheet, answers to frequently asked questions and a tentative timeline -- is available on the WSLCB website at

Note to Assignment Editors: The Board and staff will be available for interviews during the 6:00 – 7:00 open house. The Board and staff may also be available by advance arrangement.




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